While flipping through raw recipe books at Mirador, I caught a glimpse of a gorgeous and inspiring recipe in Naked Chocolate. After a quick stop for kumquats on the way home, a new dessert was born. Note for all my recipes: I seldom measure ingredients, but rather prepare foods instinctively and taste/adjust along the way.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Stuffed Kumquats
- 1/2 C raw hazelnuts
- 8 dates (maybe fewer – I used very moist & small barhi dates)
- 2 T raw cacao powder
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1/4 t salt
- splash of vanilla extract
Grind the hazelnuts into small bits in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and grind until well combined. Cut kumquats in half lengthwise and remove the pulp and seeds by hand. Fill with yummy chocolatey mixture. Enjoy!
Photo credit: The amazing Mark Colman